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WELCOME! Thanks for stopping by. Here's a little about me.
The product of the British all-girls boarding school system (take that as you wish), I am a multi-dimensional adventurer who decided to move from London, England to the US in the mid 1990s. I was young, it made sense at the time!
Academically, English Literature, French, Art and Mathematics were my main subjects in secondary school (high school) and I was a surprisingly speedy defense player on the hockey team - all the way through University (B.Sc. in Psychology).
I have a wonderfully mixed (racial, ethnic, cultural) heritage and a very diverse lifestyle.This has given me an unusual level of knowledge regarding human behavior across global boundaries.
I am known as Ayshah (it's an Arabic word that means "life") to some, and to others I am Victoria. It all depends on what context you know me. It doesn't really matter to me which name you use for me - I always leave it up to you. If you want to know why I simultaneously use both names - I'll tell you - when we sit down for a chat!
Some facts that may surprise you:
- I use to sing as a first soprano in a 200+ Southern Baptist choir
- I am developing a mindfulness meditation practice
- I love hockey and played at various levels many years ago
- I am an introvert. Yes. Really.
My professional career has spanned real estate, public relations, marketing, broadcasting, non-profit, international relations and event production and I have amassed some rather valuable skills, insight, expertise and a vast network.
I have operated my consulting business, ExecPointe. LLC , since 2009 and still work with a fantastic team of associates.
Today, as The Performance Strategist - I primarily focus on Leadership Development and Social Media Marketing while embarking on the evolutionary process of re-branding my business. Why? Because in developing my mindfulness practice, I am fortunate to be in the position to connect with many brilliant experts and learn current techniques that make it possible to incorporate Mindfulness and specifically Mindful Leadership into my future programs.
I am extremely passionate about cross-cultural education and have been active in the international arena for most of my life. In fact I am just plain passionate about life!
I am particularly passionate about volunteerism and have not only volunteered for several non-profit organizations but have also been instrumental in developing volunteer-based teams through volunteer management.
IN MY "SPARE" TIME...
I have written (and ghost-written too) for several blogs and thought platforms. I'm currently working on a novel and 2 ebooks!
Hobbies? I have several - but the hobby that occupied most of my spare time over the past 3 years was the 620+ International Social Club I created in Atlanta. It is of course unusual to call such an initiative a hobby, however it brought me great pleasure to be the catalyst of so many new professional and personal connections.
I enjoy studying new self-improvement techniques and holistic practices. I am passionate about social enterprise and change management - especially when cross-cultural awareness is involved.
I have been married since 1997 to my wonderful husband, a Lean Sensei and a prior US Marine. We live in the Washington DC area with our two doggies. Whenever we can, we enjoy traveling, cooking, trips to the mountains and boating.